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Nationals vs. Athletics Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (8/30)

Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Oakland Athletics vs. Washington Nationals, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Tuesday August 30th, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Athletics vs. Nationals

The Athletics take on the Nationals on Tuesday August 30th at Nationals Park, Washington. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Oakland Athletics (48-81) vs. Washington Nationals (43-85)
  • Date: Tuesday August 30th, 2022
  • Time: 7:05 ET
  • Venue: Nationals Park, Washington

 

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Oakland Athletics - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Oakland Athletics come into this road contest vs Washington, with a below .500 record (48-81). In the AL West division standings, the team ranks 5th. The Athletics will need a win in today's game to improve their record on the road (26-37). The team will look to tack on another victory as they defeated the NY Yankees by a score of 4-1. Currently, Oakland has a below .500 record in their 41 series, coming in at 11-26-4.

Cole Irvin gets the starting nod for Oakland, looking to improve his overall record of 6-11. In his 23 appearances, Irvin has an ERA of 3.10. In his outings, opposing batters are hitting .227 against the left-hander. So far, opponents have taken Irvin over the fence 17 times across 142 innings pitched. For the season, Cole Irvin has averaged 3.77 strikeouts for every walk. This has come on a K rate of 17.0%.

Oakland comes into this game averaging just 3.36 runs per game, placing them 29th in the MLB. So far, the team's offense has struggled to score late, ranking 24th in runs scored in the 8th and 9th innings. Together, the Athletics offense has the 30th ranked batting average, at .215. Over their last three games, the team is hitting .190. On average, the team has hit just 0.83 home runs per game, placing them 26th in the league. Before today's game, the team has one of the worst barrel rates in the league, at 6.3%. Up to this point, Oakland has been getting on base at a rate of just .279, placing them 30th in all of baseball, while their wOBA of .275 is one of the lowest figures in the league.

 

Washington Nationals - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Washington Nationals travel to take on the Oakland Athletics hoping to find the win column as they have an overall record of just 43-85, placing the team 5th in the NL East division. Heading into today's game, the Nationals will look to pick up the home win, as they have gone just 20-46 at Nationals Park. Washington is coming off a winning effort over Cincinnati by a score of 3-2. To start the year, the team has picked up just 8 series wins, going 8-28-4.

Erick Fedde gets the starting nod for Washington, looking to improve his overall record of 5-8. Fedde will be looking to bring down an ERA of 4.88. Erick Fedde's WHIP of 1.51 comes in as one of the higher marks among MLB starters. Across his previous outings, Fedde has a SLG% allowed of .419. In total, he has given up 14 home runs. For the season, Fedde has picked up 76 strikeouts on a K rate of 18.0%. In his outings, Erick Fedde is putting batters on through walks at a rate of 4.42 BB/9.

This season, runs have been hard to come by for Washington, as they are the 26th ranked scoring team, averaging 3.70 runs per game. In the team's last 3 contests, their run differential comes in at -7. Although the team has struggled to drive in base runners, the Nationals' offense comes into this matchup ranked 12th in the league, at .246. This includes batting .232 over their last 3 games. Although the team is hitting for a high batting average, they have struggled to generate power, ranking 25th in the league, at .84 home runs per contest. Leading into the game, the team's slugging percentage is just .373. Washington's OBP of .311 places them 19th in the league, while their wOBA of .302 is one of the lowest figures in the league.

 

Today's MLB Betting Pick - Athletics vs. Nationals

Today's matchup between Oakland and Washington is predicted to be a close game, as there is no clear cut favorite on the moneyline. The MLB predictive model shows the Athletics picking up the win over Washington, as they hold the advantage in starting pitching. It is recommended to take Oakland on the moneyline.

Recommended Betting Pick: Athletics Moneyline



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